THURSDAY November 16 marked a landmark occasion for Saltcoats-born football boss Steve Clarke.

The 60-year-old took charge of the Scotland men's team for the 50th time as the team snatched a point from a 2-2 draw with Georgia.

It was a tough night in Tbilisi as Scotland twice fell behind to strikes from Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Scott McTominay got Scotland's first equaliser, before Hearts captain Lawrence Shankland netted in added time to secure a draw in the team's penultimate Euro 2024 qualifier.

The result was academic for Scotland, with the team having already qualified for the tournament in Germany next summer - though it marked a welcome end to a run of three straight defeats for Clarke's men.

Scotland's gritty performance in Tblisi typified the remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of the national team since Clarke took over at the helm in May 2019.

His first match in charge was a 2-1 win at home to Cyprus - and some major milestones have been chalked up in the 49 matches that have followed.

Those included Clarke leading Scotland to their first major tournament finals since 1998 when a penalty shoot-out win over Serbia earned the national team a place at the delayed Euro 2020.

Clarke's time at the helm has also included several statement wins - not least the victories over Spain at Hampden and Norway in Oslo in the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, as Scotland have once again become a force to be reckoned with.

The Scots have won a majority of Clarke's games in charge, picking up 26 wins across his 50 matches in the hotseat.

Of the other 24 matches, nine have resulted in draws and only 16 in defeat since the Saltcoats man made the switch from the Kilmarnock manager's chair to that of the national team.

It has been a reign to be proud of, and one which many Scotland fans will hope continues beyond his contract which runs until July 2026.

Here's to the next 50 matches!